Houston, Texas – (via THE
HOSTING NEWS) – July 29, 2005 – VeriCenter, Inc., a leading enterprise managed
IT service provider, today announced that it supported 433,000 simultaneous web
streams during the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Return to Flight
Wednesday, four times the previous NASA record set on July 4 for the Deep Impact
collision with a comet.
VeriCenter provides IT infrastructure support for NASA, including server capacity,
bandwidth, storage and other managed services. VeriCenter offers a 100 percent
network availability guarantee and managed services that can scale rapidly as
NASA’s infrastructure needs change.
Gray Hall, President and CEO of VeriCenter described his company’s role this way,
”We’re delighted for the opportunity to support NASA in this historic Return
to Flight. As Space Shuttle Discovery continues its mission to the International
Space Station, VeriCenter will help space buffs across the planet stay tuned in
to the latest developments.”
For the Return to Flight mission, outbound data traffic clocked in at 50 Gigabits
per second, the highest ever for a NASA Web portal. The standard traffic rate
is 150 Megabits per second. So far, 20 percent of web traffic for Return to Flight
has come from outside the U.S.
The content on NASA’s Web site is managed using powerful software from eTouch
Systems. The Fremont, Calif.-based company is the prime contractor for NASA’s
public and Internet portals. eTouch selected VeriCenter for NASA’s enterprise
hosting, managed services and disaster recovery initiatives in late 2003.
For additional information on VeriCenter please visit: www.vericenter.com.